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The Tale of the Quiet Librarian 

A library is haunted by the ghost of a former librarian who dislikes noisy children.

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Shannon Duff ...
Laurie Napier
Aaron A. McConnaughey ...
Jace Ellman
Anna MacCormack ...
Quiet Librarian
Jory Steinberg ...
Carla
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Brian
Sonny Ricci ...
Timmy Ryan
Jenelle Job ...
Natalie
Evans Evans ...
Security Guard
Jason Alisharan ...
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Sam (as Joanna Garcia)
Ross Hull ...
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...
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A library is haunted by the ghost of a former librarian who dislikes noisy children.

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5 November 1994 (Canada)  »

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Jace goes from carrying zero to two books as he leaves toward the basement. See more »

Quotes

Kiki: Everyone just settle, and listen!
Sam: Um, what are we listening for?
Kiki: Silence. Total silence.
Gary: That's impossible. Absolute silence doesn't exist.
Sam: Yeah, there's always something making noise.
Kiki: Exactly, so when grown-ups say they want it quiet, there's no way, because there's no such thing.
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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Silence is Golden Indeed
7 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now this was one of the episodes where the shows's main themes of distorting the everyday places and situations we take for granted, truly came into it's own. Only when your forced to think about it can you really imagine just how creepy it would be to be locked in a place such as a Library over night. I've personally worked in several Libraries in my time and so I guess it's particularly interesting for me. So right away it's one of the best premise's.

This was also another of the rare episodes where they attempted to stretch their limits with how much of an edge they could give it. Sure the present day victims all get the usual get out of jail free card treatment, however it's a nice touch that they were also able to get away with suggesting between the lines, how there was countless souls of years gone by to free as well.

The titular 'Quiet Librarian' character is pretty darn creepy for as much as this show usually allows. She comes off a seriously wicked, wicked lady and her stealing people's voices idea is very ahead of it's time. She stands tall among the shows's best Villains and most lasting images of evil.

This could have been a strong enough foundation on it's own, yet they also pulled out the stops to make this one of their best character pieces as well. The ever familiar love/hate version of budding romances would otherwise be cookie cutter expected but it's actually so much more subtle and genuine than that in it's attempt. I dare say Harry Potter fans would be in for a treat, there's a distinct air of Ron and Hermonie about this plucky pair. They lend a nice bit of heart to this tale.

The episode is just a really nice mixture of fun dynamics, interesting ideas and underlining creepiness.

Now I think it's time you joined the Head Librarian back down stairs with all the other dearies...


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